My name is Brian Thompson, and I'm the creator of Zen Thinking and author of the upcoming book, Sparks to Awaken. I'm a writer, speaker, and teacher of Non-Duality who shares original essays, poems, podcasts, and videos on spiritual self-realization. 

My insights into the nature of consciousness illuminate a direct path to awakening to the truth of one’s Being, through a practice of intense self-inquiry.

My pointers reveal the most obvious, yet profound, truth there is—that inner-peace, joy, contentment, and freedom from personal suffering are ever-present. In fact, such "things" are the very essence of one's true self-nature. They are always available, here and now, regardless of situation or circumstance. 

Learn how to "rest" in the natural, aware-knowingness of your own "presence"—consciousness itself—and no longer be distracted by the "stuff of mind".

These teachings are not mere philosophy; they are penetrating, life-changing realizations that I share from direct experience, as inspired by the ancient wisdom of Zen, Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, and Taoism.

Listen to a new episode of The Zen Thinking Podcast every Thursday.


Awaken. 

Book a one-on-one session with me via Skype.


When I'm not writing, I'm usually wandering the beautiful mountains, forests, and beaches of my home on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, along with my beautiful and talented girlfriend Jennifer, our dog, Koda, and our two cats, Winston and Mister Man.

Oh yeah, I'm also a photographer and filmmaker for Jennifer Picard Photography!